International Retinal Research Foundation

Providing financial support for vision research. 

Postdoctoral Scholar Awards – $35,000 for One Year — Submission Deadline: March 15, 2023

Regular Grants – Up to $100,000 Per Year, Two Year Maximum — Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023

This year, in response to the relatively recent clustering of ocular melanoma cases in Alabama, the Alabama-based IRRF plans to fund one grant addressing this condition. Preference will be given to proposals exploring genetic, epidemiologic, or environmental relationships to the pathogenesis of ocular melanoma.

Download forms: HERE. Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] by phone, 205-325-8103, or by writing to Sandra Blackwood, Executive Director, The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc., 1720 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233

Meet the new 2022 IRRF Scholar Awardees

Photos of 2022 IRRF Awardees

Kelman Awardee   Callahan Awardee   Rich Awardee

The next submission date for IRRF Postdoctoral Scholar Awards is March 15, 2023. More Info. Download form: Grant Application.doc Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] or phone, 205-325-8103

Current IRRF-Funded Research

The IRRF Board of Directors approves up to two years of funding for eight grantees. Below are the current awardees.

Grants

IRRF Featured News

Headshot of Rodrigo Martins, PhD

Rodrigo Martins, PhD Funded for Two Years

Dr. Martins is an IRRF-Funded scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is an Assistant Professor. His funded project, Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration, has resulted in a published paper in Developmental Biology, “N-myc regulates growth and fiber cell differentiation in lens development.”

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